Paris, September 8, 2017: The Citizens Foundation of Pakistan’s “Aagahi Literacy Programme for Women and Out of School Girls” won UNESCO’s Confucius Prize for Literacy-2017.
Director General UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova gave away the prestigious prize to Ms. Amna Wahid Khalid, Executive Advisor and Mr. Assad Ayub Ahmad, CEO of the Citizens Foundation awards ceremony held at UNESCO Headquarter in Paris, today.
The award ceremony was witnessed by diplomats, UNESCO delegates, Members of the French civil society and media persons in large number.
Citizen Foundation of Pakistan received the award in recognition of its services for raising awareness and imparting basic literacy skills to the women and out of school girls through its special online digital platform.
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens who wanted to bring about positive social change through education. TCF is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of education for the less privileged, running over 1400 schools with enrolment of around 204,000 students.